Just Transition for All

A 2022 study which elucidates how to shift to carbon-neutral agriculture in such a way that dairy farmers perceive this systemic change as justified and acceptable. The results indicate that from the farmers' perspective, three key justice issues need consideration: 1) profitability of farming, 2) blaming of farmers, and 3) use of agricultural peatlands. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016722000225]
A 2022 policy brief which identifies key challenges and the steps requires to meet them in order to industrialise and develop climate-smart food regional value chains. [Originally posted at https://www.uj.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/sarchi-pb-2022-01-kaziboni-and-roberts-february-2022.pdf]
A 2022 thesis which investigates what the role of organic agriculture is within the agricultural transition towards socially just practices. [Originally posted at https://studenttheses.uu.nl/handle/20.500.12932/42303]
A 2019 analysis of possible transition challenges and opportunities in the European energy, transport and agricultural sector finds that a framework for analysing and managing a 'just transition' needs to include the following aspects: employment and financial impacts, impacts on consumers and citizens, the geographic distribution of impacts and the impacts from climate change itself, in particular if action is delayed. [Originally posted at https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/resrep21749.pdf]
A 2022 article analyses the Brazilian soy value chains using a justice-based, multi-scale approach following the international debate on 'just transition' to sustainable and healthy food systems in the context of climate change. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03066150.2022.2105700]
A 2022 article which proposea a framework of principles and criteria for 'just transitions' in food systems. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210422422000399]
A 2022 position paper which gathered evidence of the types of transformational changes which are necessary to transition in an effective and just manner to climate neutrality by 2050. [Originally posted at https://rural-interfaces.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Climate_MAP_PP-UK-Scotland.pdf]
A 2012 report which highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and a greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable. [Originally posted at https://www.ilo.org/safework/info/WCMS_175600/lang--en/index.htm]
A 2020 report which highlights the importance of governance, finance, skills, research and technology, and society in this transition by using the UK as an example. [Originally posted at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fclim.2020.00004/full]
A 2021 paper which discusses the implications of agricultural labour productivity evolutions in a food system that remain within planetary boundaries. [Originally posted at https://www.sfer.asso.fr/source/jrss2021/articles/C32_Gardin.pdf]
A 2022 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that assesses "the status of the global transitions in five major greenhouse-gas-emitting sectors and make recommendations for strengthening international collaboration to drive urgent progress" (the report was prepared in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions). [Originally posted at https://iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/49ae4839-90a9-4d88-92bc-371e2b24546a/THEBREAKTHROUGHAGENDAREPORT2022.pdf]
This 2021 brief from the Asian Development Bank examines the potential negative impacts of climate action in non-energy sectors including transport, waste, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. It also underlines the social facet of climate action and highlights the need for policymakers to consider these potential impacts in the preparation and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies. [Originally posted at https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/746406/adb-brief-195-just-transition-beyond-energy-sector.pdf]

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Covid-19 and a Just Transition in India's Coal Mining Sector The COVID 19 pandemic hit India hard in early 2020, with negative GDP growth and a surge in unemployment. In the energy sector, coal fired power generation was already under pressure from overcapacity, low electricity demand growth, and increasingly competitive renewables.
Considerations for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition As the energy transition accelerates, it is our responsibility, it is our opportunity, to ensure that in addition to contributing to a healthy planet by replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources, this is accomplished in a just and equitable manner providing prosperity for all.

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